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  • Mixing these common meds with these foods can be deadly!
  • Mixing these common meds with these foods can be deadly!
    You know that foods like kale and grapefruit are fantastic for your health. What you might not know is that if you're taking certain medications, these healthy foods can trigger harmful - potentially deadly - interactions! One of the most well-known examples is mixing statins with grapefruit. Dr Pat Salber, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Doctor Weighs In website, explains: “Foods can ... ››› more
  • [06 April 2018]
  • Trying to alleviate constipation? You should definitely avoid these foods!
  • Trying to alleviate constipation? You should definitely avoid these foods!
    Constipation is a common problem. According to the National Institutes of Health, some 42 million people in the United States deal with constipation - and apparently women are more prone than men. The most important thing you should do to avoid constipation is to eat a balanced and varied diet, according to registered dietician Leslie Bonci. “We've got to think about being good to our bowels ... ››› more
  • [28 March 2018]
  • A vegetarian diet is as soothing as acid reflux medications
  • A vegetarian diet is as soothing as acid reflux medications
    Acid reflux, which occurs when acid or other stomach contents back up in the oesophagus, which affects about 60 million people in the United States. The statistics for South Africa aren't far behind… Many people who suffer from acid reflux rely on medications to treat it. However, a mostly vegetarian diet may provide relief from the condition similar to widely used medications, according to a... ››› more
  • [28 March 2018]
  • Still experiencing celiac disease symptoms despite a gluten-free diet? Here's why…
  • Still experiencing celiac disease symptoms despite a gluten-free diet? Here's why…
    Celiac disease patients carefully following a gluten-free diet will be surprised to learn that this might not protect them from exposure to potentially harmful amounts of gluten, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. “Individuals who are on a gluten free diet are consuming more gluten than we actually imagined. It's not uncommon for them to be consu... ››› more
  • [26 March 2018]
  • Passion flower for menopausal symptoms, blood pressure and better sleep
  • Passion flower for menopausal symptoms, blood pressure and better sleep
    Passion flower is a strikingly beautiful wildflower that produces a fleshy fruit. As its name suggests, it's kind, gentle and calming from nature. You might already know about some of the health benefits that passion flower offers, such as helping anxiety and calming inflammation from skin irritations and burns. But these aren't the only benefits that the herb has to offer… Passion flower ... ››› more
  • [23 March 2018]
  • The depression diet: Is your food influencing your mood?
  • The depression diet: Is your food influencing your mood?
    It's common for people with depression to eat to make them feel better or help them cope. Unfortunately, the foods people tend to turn to have the opposite effect. Eating junk food, or foods that contain large amounts of saturated fat, refined sugars, heavily processed ingredients or caffeine, when you're depressed can make you feel much worse! On the other hand, sticking to a healthy diet ... ››› more
  • [22 March 2018]
  • These herbs provide natural support for your thyroid
  • These herbs provide natural support for your thyroid
    According to statistics, up to 60% of people with thyroid problems aren't even aware of them. Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, is characterised by fatigue, depression and forgetfulness, while hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, presents symptoms of excess sweating, excessive hunger and heat intolerance. If you think you may have a thyroid problem, here's some good news: There a... ››› more
  • [22 March 2018]
  • The only high you'll get from hemp is from its health-giving benefits!
  • The only high you'll get from hemp is from its health-giving benefits!
    Although hemp only recently became recognised as a ‘food' in South Africa, much of the world has been consuming it for decades. It comes from the same species as cannabis, but is a completely different variety that yields a golden-coloured oil and tiny seeds. Hemp contains no psychoactive THC, so the only high you'll get from consuming it are some truly impressive health benefits. It's no won... ››› more
  • [22 March 2018]
  • Chia seeds and other snacks that fight fatigue naturally and effectively
  • Chia seeds and other snacks that fight fatigue naturally and effectively
    Do you get enough sleep but still find yourself dragging through the day like you're trying to escape quicksand? You're not alone - fatigue can often feel like a battle you can't overcome. The good news is that certain foods can help you break free from the downward spiral that's slowly swallowing up all of your energy, leaving you feeling groggy and achy - not to mention dozing off at your des... ››› more
  • [21 March 2018]
  • GERD and heartburn drugs promote chronic liver disease!
  • GERD and heartburn drugs promote chronic liver disease!
    If you suffer from gastrointestinal disorders like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn, there's a good chance your doctor has prescribed protein pump inhibitors (PPIs). There's no doubt that PPIs are highly effective in treating these disorders - 10% of the population wouldn't be using them if this wasn't the case. However, there's a downside to these drugs: They promote chroni... ››› more
  • [20 March 2018]
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